About

Development Workers 

Meet the Development Workers delivering the work of The Garioch Partnership to support local organisations.

Dawn Brown

Development Worker

Dawn Brown

Dawn has been with The Garioch Partnership since 2014. She graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Learning & Development in 2017, and is currently studying for her Masters. She is interested in supporting communities to build resilience and to continue to flourish, and has specialist interests in community empowerment and funding for community groups. She has a strong belief that experts are the people in communities and is lucky to help folk work together to make great things happen!

Dawn is a keen reader – whether that is a government policy paper, consultation or a good book. She enjoys music, gigs and films, and does crochet to relax – when she gets peace from her son who likes to stay active and busy! Having grown up in Inverurie, Dawn still identifies as a local lass, attending Kellands Primary and then Inverurie Academy, before moving away to college, to work and then coming back to settle down, now staying in Alford.

"Let’s meet soon for a good blether (and hopefully a fine piece and cuppa) and see how I can help your group achieve its goals."

Dawn Brown can be contacted by

Phone: 07514 449 127

Email: dawn@​gariochpartnership.​org.​uk

Vivien Rae

Assistant Development Worker

Vivien Rae

Vivien has joined us to provide temporary support from July 2020. A Portsoy quine, Vivien is a marketing & PR professional, providing support to a range of SMEs across multiple industries and is keen to help raise the profile of The Garioch Partnership.

She also brings to the role more than 15 years’ experience as a volunteer across a variety of community organisations and events, including Home-Start Deveron, Portsoy Community Enterprise, The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival and Cornhill Highland Games. Vivien is looking forward to working within the Garioch area and meeting (probably virtually for now!) the people who drive our local community organisations.

Vivien Rae can be contacted by

Phone: 0781 450 8491

Email: vivien@​gariochpartnership.​org.​uk